Engineering 3+2 Program

Sample Courses

  • Analytical Physics I and II
  • Applied Mechanics
  • Calculus I and II
  • Electric Circuit Analysis
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Mathematical Methods in Physics
  • Modern Analytical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry I and II
  • Physical Chemistry I and II
  • Programming in Physics
  • Quantum Mechanics

Popular Electives

  • Classical Mechanics
  • Differential Equations
    Digital Electronics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Instrumentation and Interfacing
  • Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism
  • Principles of Biochemistry
  • Statistical Thermodynamics

Engineering 3+2 Program

Why study engineering at Geneseo?

Cooperative engineering allows students to combine studies in liberal arts and sciences with professional preparation in engineering. Students spend three years at Geneseo majoring in either chemistry or physics, then transfer to a partnering engineering school for a final two years of study, earning degrees from both institutions.


Cooperative programs offer a number of advantages. Most engineering schools have large classes and focus primarily on their graduate students. At Geneseo, the largest technical classes have about 70 students, and professors focus solely on undergraduates, both for coursework and for opportunities to participate in faculty-sponsored research—a rarity for undergraduates at larger institutions.

Program Options

Program Highlights

  • Explore a number of liberal arts and science programs while maintaining the option to continue engineering studies. 
  • Take up to three years to decide whether to pursue engineering.
  • Extend some forms of financial aid from four to five years.
  • Graduate with two degrees in five years.
  • Gain a decisive advantage in the employment market over candidates with a single degree.

Example Careers

  • Aerospace engineer
  • Analytical chemist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Chemical engineer
  • Civil engineer
  • Computer engineer
  • Electrical engineer
  • Environmental engineer
  • Materials scientist
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Nuclear engineer
  • Petroleum engineer
  • Pharmaceutical manufacturer

Formal Partner Schools

  • Case Western Reserve
  • Clarkson University
  • Columbia University
  • University at Buffalo

    Historically, if a school offers an engineering degree, then that school can be considered for Geneseo’s 3+2 program in engineering. 

Contact Info

Kazushike Yokoyama, Professor of Chemistry and 3+2 Chemical Engineering Program Director
ISC 326F

Edward Pogozelski, Associate Professor and 3+2 Physics Engineering Program Director
ISC 228D

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